MINIS IN THE OZARKS | 2020 ANNUAL EVENT

MNIS in the Ozarks is an annual event held in and around Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where hundreds of MINI enthusiasts gather to enjoy all things MINI and driving the beautiful, and twisty, Ozark highways. This years event takes place October 22-25-2020.  See event itinerary below. Note: itinerary is subject to change and planning for the event continues.

If you have any questions about the annual event, please contact us.

You can still order t-shirts, caps and grill badges during checkout in registration, but we’ve added another option for t-shirts and swag. You can click on this link and order t-shirts in any color or configuration you want, plus a variety of other swag. These shirts are printed to order and shipped directly to your home. No more complaining about the color or the style, you can pick whatever you want. We’ve even given you an alternative style, available only online. Ii you want the traditional screen-printed shirt to pick up at the event, you can still purchase it during registration check-out.

LOOKING FOR HOTEL INFORMATION?

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks – Click HERE for host hotel information

MITO is held the same weekend as the Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl which draws thousands of visitors to Eureka Springs on Saturday, October 26. Make sure to make your hotel reservations early. If booking at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, call the hotel and ask for the Minis in the Ozarks rate.

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?

In the spirit of continuous improvement, here are some key changes for this year …

We are moving the car show to Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. in the Convention Center parking lot. This will give everyone a chance to mingle on Saturday afternoon, before heading out to dinner on your own or to the Zombie Crawl.

New drives. Based on your feedback we’ve eliminated two of the long drives and are adding two shorter drives around the Eureka Springs area. There are still long drives, just not as many of them.

With the success of the Time/Speed/Distance challenge last year, we are repeating it again this year and adding another interactive event on Friday. Details to come.

EVENT ITINERARY

Thursday, October 22 2020 BEGINS ENDS Drive/Event leader
Early Arrivals – try the Racetrack, Thorncrown or Beaver Dam drives on your own
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
MITO Kickoff ThursdayWarm-up Drive – departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Lot 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Bruce Plantz
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
OKMINI Meet & Greet Cocktail Party – 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
OKMINI Welcome Dinner 7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Packet Pick Up- Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
FRIDAY DRIVES: All drives are limited to Friday morning to allow for Group Photo & MITO Parade.
Poker run/Scavenger Hunt/Interactive Drive 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
MINI Skirts Ozark Adventure – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Parking Lot 8:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Friday Pig Trail – Piggly Wiggly – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Lower Parking Lot 8:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Lisa Smith
Two State Scenic Tour – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Hotel Parking Lot – Lower Level 8:45 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Gena Copeland
Branson Karting Adventure — Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Hotel Parking – Lower Level 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Beaver Bridge/Beaver Lake and Lunch — short drive 10:00 a.m 1:00 p.m.
2020 MITO Group Photo & Eureka & Sunset Parade of MINIs 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Bruce Plantz
          Photo Staging Begins 2:00 p.m. 3:00p.m.
          Group Photo 3:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
2020 Eureka @ Sunset Parade of MINIs 4:00 p.m.
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
AMOK reception 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
AMOK dinner 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Tech Talk & Breakfast – Meets in Convention Center Oak / Hickory Rooms 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Drives
Peel Ferry – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Parking Lot 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Time/Speed/Distance Challenge 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Michael Chaffin
Galen’s Elk Run – Departs from the Ozark Mtn Hoe Down Parking Lot 9:30 a.m.  2:30 p.m. Galen Atkinson
War Eagle — Departs from Convention Center Parking Lot 9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Betty Bowling
Eureka area tour and Turpentine Creek tiger reserve — short drive 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Car Show — Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Lower Parking Lot 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Kimber Cordz
Dinner on your own  6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Zombie Crawl — downtown Eureka Springs parade 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Beer swap and movie night 8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Sunday drive with OKMINI — Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Ceter Lower Parking Lot 9:30 a.m.  2:30 p.m. OKMINI